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Gillis Gilkerson Completes Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in Millsboro, Delaware


Elevation 1SALISBURY, MD – October 12, 2015 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced the completion of the new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen on Commerce Drive within Peninsula Crossing Shopping Center in Millsboro, Delaware. 

The 2,800 square foot fast food restaurant was a new construction project for Gillis Gilkerson.  The interior décor and style are modeled after New Orleans, Louisiana and the chain offers quick service and seating, accommodating 65 customers.  Owner, Mike Abercrombie from CATO Oil LLC is a repeat customer of Gillis Gilkerson after the company built 52nd Street Assawoman Ale Shoppe in Ocean City, Maryland and completed several other renovations to other existing Popeye’s, Goose Creek and Subway stores across Delmarva. 

“We are committed to building strong relationships with every one of our customers,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “When a repeat client continues to bring us new projects that relationship very quickly turns into a partnership.  It gives Gillis Gilkerson the opportunity to showcase different expertise and talents in the construction management business.  We were happy we could again fulfill Mike’s vision for the new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in a different market and help him grow his business.”

“Gillis Gilkerson is always a pleasure to work with,” said Michael Abercrombie, Popeyes owner.  “They assisted with the permitting process from the beginning and have a great reputation for being on time and on budget while delivering a quality product.  Delaware is growing and Rt. 113 is a hot spot making Millsboro the crossroads of Delmarva.  We are excited to build a new business for locals and travelers alike.” 

Project Manager Matt Esham and Superintendent Mike Hillman finished the project less than a month ago and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is open for business.


About Gillis Gilkerson

In its 37th year of building and real estate development on Delmarva, award-winning Gillis Gilkerson has built a reputation as one of the most trusted and stable construction management and general contracting firms on the Peninsula. From new commercial construction to renovation, the company’s construction managers offer broad and deep experience in diverse industries such as medical, industrial, manufacturing, hotels, multi-family housing, houses of worship, restaurants, retail, schools and more. Its full-service real estate development expertise offers custom solutions for land purchase, building program development, turnkey project management, obtaining permits and approvals, property management, property marketing, purchase, lease, and lease/purchase options. The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, contractors, and leasing agents to manage the development process from concept to completion.


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What Our Clients Say

“The Gillis Gilkerson team should be commended for attention to detail and determination to produce a job done right. Whenever there was a question of the requirements, it was approached reasonably, rationally and resolved quickly.”

~ W. Frank Brady,
4Site Manager,
Design Atlantic

“With the help we received from Gillis Gilkerson we were able to reduce the number of errors, assure compliance of engineering specifications, expedite construction and obtain competitive bids.  We appreciate the team’s patience, loyalty to the job and the integrity shown throughout this project.”

~ Jerry Lyster,
Purchasing Director,
Kosher Empire Poultry, Mifflintown, PA

“Our experience working with Gillis Gilkerson has been great. Between relocating our well, prepping the ground for the addition and assisting in researching our boundary lines, they didn’t waste any time in getting the project moving.”

~ Jennifer Small,
Managing Director,
Maryland Food Bank, Eastern Shore 

“Throughout my 17 years engaging on these types of projects, I can honestly say that Mike (Truitt) was one of the best contractors that I have ever worked with. Throughout the process, Mike provided superior customer service and his communication far exceeded my expectations. Most importantly, he delivered the building on time and with the exact specifications that were discussed. In addition to customer service, Mike and his company provided high-level workmanship. It was clear that Mike took pride in every phase of the project and that pride showed in the final product. Every part of the build out was delivered flawless. Both the interior and exterior of the building are beautiful!”

~ John Strzegowski,
Executive Director,
Mid-Atlantic Region – Catapult Learning

“We chose Gillis Gilkerson based on dependability, service, quality and costs. Dwight Miller was responsible for pricing and the quality of materials we could get for the best price. His knowledge allowed us to meet our timetables and deadlines and gave us one of the nicest office structures in Salisbury.”

~ Edward J. Williams,
Peninsula Cardiology Associates, P.A.

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